New Museum opening in 2020

Opening in November 2020 the New Museum for WA will share the stories of our incredible people and places, and act as a gateway to explore all of Western Australia.

It is a world class museum that will be at the heart of our State and reflect the spirit of our people. Developed with a ‘people first approach’ it will feature Western Australians sharing their stories, in their own voices.

The State’s unique collection will come alive with innovative new exhibitions across eight galleries showcasing the extraordinary stories of our people and places throughout time. The displays include a mix of significant and fascinating objects, interactive and multimedia experiences and new ways of engaging with Western Australia's unique plants, animals, people and places. This is an extraordinary part of the world, and we cannot wait to showcase it to the rest of the world!

The Museum building, built by Multiplex and designed by Hassell+OMA, is a bold and distinctive design that is inspired by Western Australia's land formations and the stories of this place. It is a beautiful mix of contemporary and historic architecture, that integrates four heritage-listed buildings with a dramatic new building - a landmark for Western Australia.

The Museum is more than three times the size of the previous Museum and includes eight new galleries, a 1000sqm special exhibitions gallery, multipurpose spaces for programs, learning studios, cafe and food and beverage spaces, and stunning spaces for gathering, meeting and special events.

We look forward to sharing the New Museum with you.

A New Museum for Western Australia

Western Australian Faces

About the Building

Find out more about the New Museum building.

New Museum Galleries


Discover the New Museum exhibitions

Blue Whale

Blue Whale

A spectacular display of our blue whale.